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Local fire departments hosting holiday drives to support charities

| November 29, 2021

Fire fighters around Crawford County are trading sirens for sleigh bells as they collect donations for local charities.

Unemployment down here in October

By Randy Harrison
| November 29, 2021

Crawford County’s unemployment rate continued down from earlier this year during October. However, a...

Race car driver, Brian Shaw (right) and his son Brandon, who is his crew chief, enjoy Shaw's 2021 championship win in the recent American Modified Series. Contributed photo by Josh James Artwork

Life in the fast lane is a family tradition for local man

By Angela Downing
| November 26, 2021

Victory lane is a place Robinson native, Brian Shaw, has visited several times in his career, but this time it won him a championship. Shaw will add the American Modified Series, AMS, title to his more than 200 wins since his career started in 1991.

Members of the Habitat for Humanity and Robinson High School Building and Trades Class, along with school officials, were on hand Wednesday afternoon for a ribbon cutting at their 17 home they have completed.  The organization has already began breaking ground on another home. Angela Downing | Daily News

Crawford County Habitat hands over keys to new homeowners

By Angela Downing
| November 26, 2021

Habitat for Humanity of Crawford County, has been changing lives by building homes for residents for the past 24 years. “We want to promote home ownership because we believe it is good for the community,” Bailey Knight, co-president for Habitat for Humanity, said.

The Robinson Dollar General continues to do business and if the new owners of Westgate Shopping Center have their way, the former County Market will again be home to a grocery store. Randy Harrison | Daily News

New Westgate owners still seek grocery store

By Randy Harrison
| November 25, 2021

A pair of retired correctional officers are doing their part to get new businesses into some of Robi...

Final property tax distribution begins

November 25, 2021

The final distribution of property tax revenue checks to local taxing bodies begins Monday.Checks ca...

City council approves insurance, tentative tax levy

| November 24, 2021

The Robinson City Council approved insurance quotes from Weber Insurance and also approved a tentative tax levy. The change will move the city’s coverage for property and liability and also workman’s compensation to coverage from the Illinois Municipal League.

Gov. Pritzker has signed legislation redrawing the state's congressional district maps. Capitol News Illinois

New congressional maps signed into law

| November 24, 2021

Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday signed legislation redrawing the state’s congressional district maps, saying they reflect Illinois’ diversity and preserve minority representation.

Hutsonville homecoming
The HHS Homecoming Coronation will be Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. in the Hutsonville High School gym. Coronation will take place before the JV and Varsity basketball games. 
Queen candidates (front) are Kelcee Lowrance, Katie Draper, Haley Guyer, McKenna Love, and Bailey Draper. King candidates (back) are Carson Adams, Gary Higginbotham, Tucker Pruitt, Josh Sellers, and Gavin Bridgewater. Contributed photo

Hutsonville to celebrate homecoming week

November 24, 2021

Hutsonville  will be celebrating homecoming with various activities this week.

Three dozen new cases this week

By Randy Harrison
| November 24, 2021

The Crawford County Health Department reported 36 new cases of the coronvirus in the past week. The...

Bean harvest almost done

By Randy Harrison
| November 23, 2021

Winter wheat sowing and soybean reaping are drawing to a close in Illinois for another year.Corn har...

Grundman Shoes is now open on the square in Robinson. Randy Harrison | Daily News

Grundman Shoes offers variety here

By Randy Harrison
| November 23, 2021

In 1929, Michael Gustav Grundman began crafting baby shoes in his Vincennes basement.From those humb...

Participants in the 2019 cookie walk pick out their favorites. Daily News photo

More holiday events this weekend

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2021

Two more Crawford County Christmas traditions make comebacks this weekend.Leaverton Park LightingLea...

Get comfy

November 19, 2021

With the help of a doll, Crawford County Health Department personnel demonstrated the proper way to ...

Christmas dinner offered at soup kitchen

November 19, 2021

Christmas dinner will be offered at the Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen Tuesday, Dec. 15.Baked ham,...

Soup kitchen wins donation

November 19, 2021

The Ark of the Covenant Soup Kitchen has been named as the winner of the final donation of the year ...

Paws to provide spay/neuter certificates

By Randy Harrison
| November 22, 2021

Crawford County’s new spay and neuter organization will start issuing certificates in January to pet...

Felonies at record high here

November 23, 2021

Crawford County residents have been behaving badly this year, resulting in record numbers of crimes ...

Deer a danger here

November 19, 2021

The herd is on the move again. Crawford County’s massive deer population has been in rut for the pas...

County board adopts deficit budget

By Randy Harrison
| November 19, 2021

It took the Crawford County Board two tries to adopt a deficit budget for the upcoming fiscal year T...


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